Police find woman believed to be abducted

Posted at 5:00 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-16 19:28:24-04

UPDATE 4/16 9:27 a.m. -- Police located Thomas at a residence overnight and arrested both Perkins and another 21-year-old man overnight.

Thomas has been taken to a hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police will present charges against those arrested to the Milwaukee County D.A.'s office in the coming days.



Milwaukee Police need your help to find a woman snatched from her home in broad daylight.

Tamyra Thomas, 25 had been taken from her home by two men. One of them police say is Anthony Perkins. It happened as people were waking up for work.

"I didn't hear anything," Shauntele says.

Shauntele,who didn't want to give her last name, lives right next door. She left for work just minutes before Thomas was abducted. Police say Thomas was forced from her home barefoot.

"That's crazy," says Shauntele.

A neighbor across the road did hear something, but it was the night before. Around 11 p.m. Terence McBeth was finishing his work day. He heard arguing.

"There was a small scuffle, she was in the middle between two small groups," McBeth says.

He said the arguing never went beyond yelling and it seemed everyone left. Police say the abduction happened at 6:30 Friday morning. They say Thomas knew Perkins.

Court records go further and show Perkins was due in court Monday, April 18. The charge interfering with custody of a child. As part of that case he was to have no contact with the woman who is now missing and a child.

Neighbors can only hope that everything ends peacefully.

"Wherever she at I hope she is ok," Shauntele says.

Thomas is 5’7” tall, weighing about 190 pounds and was last seen wearing a black sleeveless shirt with red designs on the chest, red and white lounge pants with white writing and no shoes.

Anyone who sees Thomas or Perkins is asked to call 911 and those with information only, are asked to call Milwaukee Police Sensitive Crimes at 414-935-7405